Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Vendor Fair November 8, 2017

Well, now that Halloween is over I guess we are officially into the Holiday Shopping Season.  Yes, I know that we still have Thanksgiving to go, but if you are like me you have already started - or are thinking about starting - your gift list.  My son has already started to dog ear the Toys R Us an Target catalogs for Santa, so it's coming quicker than I'd like to think!!

If you want to get a start on things now, please stop by Breakaway (route 1) in Danvers on Wednesday November 8th from 6pm to 10pm.  I will be there along with several other crafters and many direct sales companies. It will be a fun night with raffles, food, drink and a great way to kick things off for the season!

Plus, if you want something custom made, check out www.JoatmonCreations.com and I can have it ready for pickup at the fair.  Ornaments and mugs are great for personalization, so think of what great gifts those would be!!!  

If you happen to stop by, please mention that you read about it on this blog!!!

Friday, October 20, 2017

What? Am I back (again)??

Well, hello there.  Remember me?  Yeah, it's been a long time.  I see during my last post I was declaring that I was "back in the saddle again"....and that was a little over two years ago.  Please, don't ask me how that has been going because basically I'll have to tell you that I have been bucked off the horse...once again.

I did make a good effort at the beginning of this year, creating a vision board and all.  I lost 11 lbs in 6 months and then my scale broke, which of course meant I didn't have to weigh myself or watch what I ate ever again, right?  So.... here I am feeling a little disappointed in myself as usual, however I do know my m.o. and that typically means I'll get fed up soon enough.  So, once again I'll recommit and I can start going to bed early enough to wake up by 4:30 to hit the old treadmill.

Unfortunately that won't be happening any time over the next month because I've also recommitted myself to my crafting and I've started a new product line.  As if headbands, hair bows, dog collars, and key fobs weren't enough, I've recently rediscovered my die cutting machines (Cricut) and also got a new one for my birthday (Silhouette).  It had been a long time since I made cutouts, and even then it was mostly greeting cards and such.  Now I am working with vinyl and it's like a whole new world has opened up.  I am having a great time designing car window decals or making fun mugs and glasses.  I will be doing my first craft show in a year next Saturday at the Danvers MA YMCA. I am so excited and nervous at the same time.  I'll have my regular products, but now I am adding on this whole other line, so my already jam-packed table will be even more jam-packter (yes, I made that a word).

I guess on the plus side, at least I am not snacking as much in the evening because I cannot wait to get working on my projects.  I have a ton of orders to finish while also bumping up my inventory for the fair.  So, as I am creating new things I am hoping to keep everyone updated on here as well as on my Facebook and Twitter accounts. 

In the meantime, here are a few samples of what I've been working on.  I love the creativity this inspires.  What a great way to express yourself, than by making a unique decal for your car or coffee mug.  Perfect gifts for hard to buy for people as well!  I know I'll be making a few personalized ones for friends this year!!

Until next time......